November 25, 2014 Subject:
a smokin show in a tasty matrix
this Terrapin/Playin' is DEFINITELY peak stuff, as is much of the show.
as Dr John put it, "thankfulness to the band and all the fellas."
November 19, 2012 Subject:
Dear Bad Bob
i'm really sorry you feel that way. Shut your dick smacker and get over it. If you don't want people using your stuff, then don't share it. I think your aud is great by the way. Great job Hunter.
April 10, 2012 Subject:
This is such a fantastic show, it is a shame that badbobby has to throw out such a negative vibe. This music does not belong to him and he is a disgrace to his namesake. Keep up the good work Mr. Trix.
March 22, 2012 Subject:
Agree with Phlesh Wound
As stated in the review below, it's not terribly fair to compare a Dead show from '73 to one from '93. Different band, different sound, different ideas, different beast altogther. While I almost only listen to the band from the time Keith joined in '71 through the "breakup" in '74, on the few times I venture out of that era, the Fall tour of '79 is one of my stops. This show is a reason why.
Top to bottom, this is a high-energy, inventive, and extremely well played affair, kicking off with a top-shelf version of China/Rider and ending with a rocking Sugar Magnolia/Saturday Night punch in the groin. Even Althea, which I normally prefer the later/more upbeat versions of, is great. There are not many shows I listen to all the way through especially past 1977, but this show is one I can't pass up any of the songs. Sure there are a few instances of miscues and blown lyrics, but such is the nature of live music. It does not detract from what is an otherwise fantastic show with great sound thanks to hseamons. JAM ON!
Reviewer:Phlesh Wound -
February 20, 2012 Subject:
A couple of comments
This show contains a top ten Terrapin, top ten Passenger and a China Rider that is somewhere in the Top 15-20. Not to mention excellent high energy renditions of almost every other song So is this a great show? I think the answer is an emphatic yes, as long as you're judging it against shows of its era (79-82 say). Its pointless to judge it against the entire 30 year output of the Grateful Dead. If we did that then practically every single show from 69-74 and 1977 would be 5 stars and the ones from the 80s and later would really struggle to exceed a 3 at best. That seems silly to me, it makes way more sense to grade shows against ones from its time period. A 5 star 79 show is perhaps not as good as one from 74, but then again the music and what the band was going for is COMPLETELY different, why compare apples to oranges? Also, the point of giving a rating isn't to try to guess how much most people would enjoy the show, its about how much you enjoy the show.
Also, I think its pretty ridiculous to ask someone not to use your sources in their matrix. It would be one thing if it was for some sort of commercial purpose but its strictly one person taking a lot of time and effort to make something new for the enjoyment of the public at large. Once you record the show and distribute it for everyone to download you've given up any control over how they use it. It's basically like telling people that they can't download your source unless they use high end audio equipment to play it back. Maybe you think that its the best way to enjoy it but its really just ego-stroking flattery if you ask me. You made a nice recording of this show and many others and I'm thankful for it but once you put it out there then its people's own choice how they enjoy it. If you were going to be that persnickety you probably shouldn't have ever shared your masters...
My two cents, though I doubt anyone really cares about my opinion. Sorry for ranting.
November 22, 2011 Subject:
this is review of the show, not the recording:
Honestly, yes there are some cool moments, but is this a great show? no. It's ok, but there's a lot of Garcia lapsing into forgetfulness and often (but not always) the x-factor is missing; they're just not sparking like they do in so many other truly great shows and some parts are just falling apart. Great moments here and there but some of us are going to feel that the 5 star ratings are a bit of a letdown.
November 1, 2011 Subject:
A top notch Matrix and solid Phil
thank you Jubal! Using any and all sources to make this tasty MTX is a good thing, Mr BMHunter. It's an improvement and quit whinning
June 1, 2011 Subject:
Just happy to have it
Great Matrix. Something is definitely wrong with the "check for other copies" link because it shows this as the only source. There are however, multiple sources of this show. Hard to choose which is the best, probably go with the original Aud as it sounds completely superb.
May 29, 2011 Subject:
a couple of years ago, I asked the person who did the matrix not to use my sources. We do our matrix versions as we see fit. The person agreed.
Here it is in print:
No problem, Bob. I will not touch your work anymore. Sorry to offend. I just felt the MOTB stuff, like Hinko's, Miller's, or anyone who shares their work, should be available to folk who like to matrix or do whatever, as it only enhances the desired outcome. It's all good. No hard feelings.
So he does this anyway and tells me never trust a trickster. I call that a liar.